Gwynne Giles

Mr. Gwynne Giles is a new artist who has a successful business career in hospitality. He has not been formally trained or attended art school. Many of his painting such as 'Tango' and 'Going to the Beach - Tenby' take their inspiration from the pictographs found on cave walls.

He works in bright primary colours, with angular people, windmills, boats, trains and uses titles like the 'Happy Birthday Cake Shop - Paris'. His two dimensional art has been called 'A new way of looking at things' and 'Meticulous - just like you.`

Other works show his fascination with the natural elements e.g. - 'West Point Lighthouse' and 'The Postmill - AD 1200'. His most recent work 'Farewell Cousin Harald - Norway' uses more colour in combination with all of these elements.

He wants his art to be clean, crisp and free flowing. Early on he found a 16' by 20' canvas size format to be the best suited to the expression of his ideas. The thick, white raised frames he uses present his art in a modern, dynamic way.

The first showing of his art was a preview at The Toronto Golf Club in July 2008.He found it a privilege to be allowed to gather opinions and have a first reaction to the viewing of his paintings.

The patience and advice of John Lennard and Angellina Masterangelo have done much to help him achieve his first exhibition -for which he is very grateful.

Gwynne Giles, March 2009